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Homebound Service

For Bethel Residents who are homebound and have no one who can regularly pick up and return items to the Library for them, a Homebound Service is offered. This is a service carried out by a volunteer. Because of this, you may have to wait a short time for items to be brought to you or picked up. Usually at least several items are sent so that you will not run out of library materials before the next visit from the volunteer. There are no overdue fines for homebound patrons, although there will be a charge for a lost or damaged item.

To request Homebound Service, you must have or get a Bethel Library Card. For assistance call the Adult Services Librarian at 203-794-8756 x 4. As a part of the service you can request particular titles, authors, or types of books, also books on cassette, books on CD, music CDs, DVDs and videos. The Library staff will find the items, call the volunteer, who will contact you to deliver the items at a convenient time for both of you.

Homebound individuals unable to talk on the phone may have someone else call on their behalf, or may e-mail the Adult Services Department.

Are you interested in volunteering to deliver library materials?  Please fill out an application, available in accessible HTML format, and printable PDF format:

  • Volunteer Application for Home Delivery of Library Materials
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